Manuel Betancourt

'Everything I know I learnt from Animation' Posts

Villains! or How Everything I know I Learnt From Animation

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, and what better way to celebrate Donna Murphy’s induction into the Disney Villains Hall of Fame (with her deliciously scene-stealing Mother Gothel in Tangled) than by telling you what I’ve learnt from Disney’s villains?

And so I give you, with my tongue ...

Pixar’s Shorts or How Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation

Okay, so I am a PIXAR nut, sue me, okay? I already devoted a hilarious (if I say so myself) post to what I learnt from PIXAR’s full-length motion pictures, but have any of you seen all the shorts? They are equally fantastic (duh!) and so I decided to showcase them (cause you ...

The Emperor’s New Groove, or How Everything I Know I Learnt From Animation

The Emperor’s New Groove might be one the wackiest, craziest and most post-modern animated films ever churned out by Disney Animation and for that (and for a certain Ms Kitt) I heart it, so I figured I’d give it the ‘EIKILFA’ treatment (I should work on a better acronym, no?). So here goes:

Everything I ...

The Lion King, or How Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation

Everything I Know I Learnt From Animation: The Lion King Edition So clearly I’m a child of the 90s and with that comes the educational value of the Disney animated musicals. You’ve seen what I learnt from a tale of love between a beauty and a beast; what a mermaid taught me while under ...

Kung Fu Panda, or How Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation

Everything I Know, I Learnt from Animation (2008 Academy Award Nominee) Kung Fu Panda Other than the maxim “There is no secret ingredient” the greatest thing Kung Fu Panda taught me was to marvel at Dustin Hoffman’s thespian skills. Sure we all know his apex was in the 1980s what with Kramer vs Kramer, Rain ...

Wall‧E, or How Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation

Everything I know I Learnt From Animation (MULTIPLE 2008 Academy Award Nominee) Wall‧E Sure, the Academy left off both TDK and PIXAR’s gem of a movie of their Best Picture lineup, but at least it gave it a hat tip in the way of a record 6 nominations for an Animated Film (tying that other ...

Bolt, or How Everything I know I learnt from Animation

 Everything I know I learnt from Animation (2008 Academy Award Nominee) Bolt – New Yorkers are neurotic.

– LA LA Land is full of starf*kers.

– Middle America is populated with dumb people.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, or How Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation

I love 1990s Disney movies. It’s not for nothing they call it the Disney Renaissance – I mean, a decade that brings you Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Aladdin needs to be kind of amazing. Sure, the later movies couldn’t live up to the apex that was that Shakespearean Savannah story but ...

Disney’s Hercules, or How Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation

Continuing my love for animation (okay… some may call it obsession, I call it a “calling”) I present to you the most recent entry for the Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation series. Joining us today is an adorably hunky Greek Hero (even if the Disney name is actually Roman… but really, ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or How Everything I Know I Learnt from Animation

 

Because who doesn’t love turtles?

This post was inspired mainly by this. To quote the Rutgers university paper, the Daily Targum: “More than 700 students relived a favorite childhood television series last night as they dressed as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael or Donatello in a successful attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering ...

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